Sunday, September 18, 2011

Finished portrait of Opal

After a few more hours of work, I’ve finished the portrait of Opal. I’m very happy with the final outcome of the painting, and a big thanks goes to Kimberly for making a few last minute suggestions. Always good to have a fresh eye. Opal on the other hand seems very disinterested in her portrait.

Opal portrait - Round 2

The portrait of Opal continues. Round 2 was about an hour and a half. I felt it was important to capture the thickness of her coat. I’ve also made some adjustments to the drawing. And no, she did not sit for the portrait. She actually spent most of the afternoon hiding behind the toilet. One more round and it should be complete.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Portrait of Opal in-progress

A few weeks ago, Opal was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Knowing we may lose her soon, it’s more important than ever that I capture her in a painting. She still enjoys sitting in the sun as it streams through any window, and that’s how I’ll always remember her. Here’s the painting about one hour in. More to come.